Monday, February 28, 2011

Balancing Meal Time




Our Quest To Save Money & Eat Better

While we are avid couponers and save a lot of money by using coupons, we often fail because we forget to get something out to thaw and end up eating more expensive frozen meals or eating out. We work a full time job and have a 1 hour commute back home and this leaves us with little time and little energy or desire to cook upon returning home. In an effort to utilize the savings we have already acquired, I am attempting to schedule what we will be eating and using the crockpot more. So, as we begin this quest, I am sharing todays recipe.

{This turned out fabulous! Since mine had to cook so long (10 hours on low and then warm) I will probably add more liquid or another can of tomatoes next time}

Slow Cooker A. 1. Swiss Steak

Recipe obtained from My Coupon Teacher
2 lb. boneless beef roast, cubed into 1" pieces – Whole eye round roast $3.49/lb.
1/4 c A.1. Original Steak Sauce – $2.99/10 oz.
1 onion, sliced
1 can diced tomatoes – Hunts 4/$5.00
2 T flour
1/4 c water
Toss the cubed beef with the A.1. sauce and place in the slow cooker.  Top with the onions and tomatoes, cover and cook on low 9-10 hours or high 4-5 hours.  Mix flour and water and stir into meat mixture.  Cook, covered, 5 min. or until sauce is thickened. 
As the goal is to save money, serve with healthy foods that  you have acquired on sale.

If you have tips for meal time or tried and true crockpot recipes, please share!
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